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Los Angeles County road warps, rises following landslide

By Ben Hooper

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Officials in Los Angeles County are warning motorists to steer clear of a road that warped and rose in some areas more than 15 feet after a landslide.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works tweeted photos showing how a 150-foot stretch of Vasquez Canyon Road warped severely Thursday and Friday following a landslide in Santa Clarita.

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Officials said the unstable soil led the roadway to crack and rise in some areas more than 6 feet.

Public Works officials said the road was continuing to warp Friday afternoon and residents were warned to steer clear of the area.

"This isn't just the road, it's the mountain itself that's moving and it's pushing the road up," Public Works employee Paul Funk told KTLA-TV.

Officials said a 2-mile stretch of the road has been closed to traffic and will remain closed indefinitely.

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